IC Promotions: What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Spies

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IC Promotions: What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Spies

NASHVILLE, TN December 2013 – Entrepreneurs can pick up a few lessons from the intelligence community. Here are five key ways you can step up your leadership skills, spy-style.

1. Get hooked up with insiders. Intelligence assets are just as important in business as they are in espionage. Field agents are often judged by their ability to tap into people who divulge important information. Entrepreneurs need to be equally skilled at building their list of insider connections. Your network is your net-worth.

2. Learn to read people’s faces. Observational skills help spies assess threats and recognize opportunities — especially when it comes to body language. Entrepreneurs should also become keenly aware of body language in meetings and conversations. Pay attention to which phrases elicit an engaged response — leaning forward, widening eyes, raised eyebrows, subtle nodding of the head, a flash of a smile.

3. Stay cool, calm and collected. The success of an operation can depend on a spy’s ability to keep cool in extremely high-pressure situations. As a leader, you too, need to maintain your composure. During stressful times, your team looks to you for leadership. A frantic leader results in a frantic workforce. 

4. Venture outside your comfort zone on purpose. Field operatives find themselves in a wide variety of places, surrounded by all kinds of people. They have to be comfortable in any situation. Entrepreneurs have to be just as versatile and flexible. One of the best ways to find inspiration, solve a problem or stretch your limits is to actively put yourself outside your comfort zone. Purposefully push outside your comfort zone. New experiences will reveal new aspects of yourself. The next time a curveball is thrown your way, you’ll be more capable of adapting.

5. Sharpen your memory. Remembering massive amounts of detailed information is important in the intelligence community. One piece of intel could be critical to an operation. Even though entrepreneurs aren’t committing complex codes to memory, improving one’s memory skills can be beneficial. Remembering names of people, their influential triggers, and dynamics among key players can help you land bigger business deals.

Think like a CIA agent and you might find you’re more attentive, better connected, calmer and ready to tackle the challenge of running your business.

For additional information, contact a member of the IC Promotions administration team at info@ic-promotions.com  

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IC Promotions’ Take On Entrepreneurship

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IC Promotions’ Take On Entrepreneurship

NASHVILLE, TN November 2013 – IC Promotions host a training program for future business leaders and entrepreneurs. One of the best things you can do is learn from people who have successfully run businesses before you. Here they have compiled a list of seven tips for those who want to find success through entrepreneurship.

Have vision. Your vision is your destination. You’ll need a map to help you reach that destination, which will be made up of goals and results. The vision is the vital part, otherwise, you won’t know where you are heading and your goals will be irrelevant.

Build your confidence. If you don’t believe in yourself, why should anyone else? Gain confidence through gaining experience, skills and knowledge. Change your perception of failure to realise that it provides feedback. Feedback provides essential learning to help know what not to do the next time.

Be committed. Committing to follow through once a decision is made is an invaluable ally on your road to success. Be prepared to work hard and make sacrifices. Commit to a common goal and make it happen, but commit to yourself and your health too.

Aim for results. Planning for your success is as important as achieving success. You need to know exactly how you got there so your success can be duplicated, scaled up and multiplied, and it is that which turns an entrepreneur into a Tycoon.

Take action. Action is the bridge between your vision and results. Action involves figuring out how to get from where you are now to where you want to be. Without action there would be no results.

Perseverance. Successful entrepreneurs go the extra mile. Perseverance, sheer determination and tenacity are core characteristics of the mind-set of an entrepreneur. Battle against all the odds to build your business. Try to have flexibility to work outside your own comfort zones in order to bring your dreams to fruition.

Be caring. Relationships with people are key. Business and personal relationships should be cherished. Treat people how you yourself would want to be treated. Always remember that people are the lifeblood and engine room of any business.

Listen to your instincts. They can protect you from making poor business decisions and guide you down the right path.

For additional information, contact a member of the IC Promotions administration team at info@ic-promotions.com  

IC Promotions, Inc: Offering pinpointed solutions, premium services, extraordinary opportunities and a chance for our clients to increase their sales today.

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